Everyday scenes from Asia – out and about in Seoul
For Young Woo Park photography is part of everyday life. On his daily travels through Seoul, South Korea’s capital, the ZEISS Touit 1.8/32 is his constant companion. ...
Innovative product design to ensure superior handling and fulfil the most stringent aesthetic expectations. ZEISS lenses are among the winners of the several thousand products entered for prominent design awards. The unmistakeable new product design is based on an integrative concept and focuses on essential functional elements. Even the lens hood, typically an accessory, is seamlessly integrated into the overall design. The metal bayonet mount guarantees extreme rigidity and rubberised setting rings enable precise manual control when needed. Flush-fitting, satinised surfaces visualise the optical and mechanical precision of each lens.
The ZEISS Touit lenses are designed and constructed specifically for use on Sony NEX and FUJIFILM X Series cameras with APS-C sensors. The lenses are therefore fully-compatible and support all camera functions, including autofocus.
Photographers want to lead the viewer through their images. Planes with minimum depth of focus are often employed as creative elements. For instance, the background is kept intentionally out of focus to lead the viewer’s eye to the actual subject of the image. The Touit lenses feature a nine-blade iris that closes to create an almost perfectly circular aperture. The effect of this is the creation of a particularly harmonious effect in the out of focus areas of the image (‘Bokeh’).
The design of the autofocus system demands an extremely precise movement of certain lens elements. As the mass of the elements or groups to be moved within the optical system differs, various motor types may be installed. The focusing system of the Touit lenses is designed to guarantee robust and smooth autofocusing without any need for compromises or limitations in their optical design.
Information: To reach the best compatibility on Sony NEX Cameras (AF in video mode) we highly recommend to use the latest Sony NEX firmware.
The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T*® anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. We apply the anti-reflective coating to the lens surfaces by the vapour deposition of extremely thin, transparent layers on the glass. In this process, special substances are vaporized with extremely high energy in a high-vacuum environment and are subsequently deposited on the glass surfaces, one after another, as layers with precisely controlled thicknesses to achieve the desired reduction of reflective properties. The first coating techniques were employed by ZEISS as long ago as in the 1930s.
|Performance||Focal length||32 mm|
|Aperture range||f/1.8 – f/22|
|Camera mount||Sony E-Mount* | Fujifilm X-Mount*|
|Focusing range||0,30 m (11.81") – ∞|
|Free working distance||0,23 m (9.06") – ∞|
|Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.)||48° / 40° / 29°|
|Diameter of image field||28 mm (1.11")|
|Coverage at close range (MOD)**||170 x 111 mm (6.69 x 4.37")|
|Image ratio at minimum object distance||1 : 9|
|Lens elements | Groups||8 / 5|
|Flange focal distance||E: 18 mm (0.71") | X: 18 mm (0.70")|
|Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)||47 mm (1.84")|
|Physical||Filter thread||M52 x 0.75|
|Rotation angle of focusing ring||270°|
|Diameter max.||E: 75 mm (2.95") | X: 75 mm (2.95")|
|Diameter of focusing ring||E: 65 mm (2.56") | X: 65 mm (2.56")|
|Length (with lens caps)||E: 72 mm (2.83") | X: 76 mm (2.99")|
|Length (without lens caps)||E: 60 mm (2.36") | X: 58 mm (2.28")|
|Weight||E: 200 g (0.44 lbs) | X: 210 g (0.46 lbs)|
These filters feature T* ® anti-reflective coating and are optimal for protecting your front lens. The UV filters afford your pictures more brilliance, the POL filters reduce reflections on nonmetallic surfaces and increase color saturation.
From finger prints and grains of sand to the smallest particles of dust, dirty or scratched lenses compromise picture quality. It is essential that lenses are clean, and especially that they are properly maintained. ZEISS offers a range of professional cleaning products that perfectly complement your unique product experience. Our specialists have developed these products to meet the precise needs of high-quality optical surfaces.
The ZEISS comfortable camera straps ensure that carrying your equipment does not lead to shoulder and neck strain, even when used for longer periods.
“To take good photos, you need to like your equipment,” photographer and lecturer Christian Dandyk tells his students. He believes a lens should also sit comfortably in the hands and, in terms of feel, match the particular cameras they are used on. ...
ZEISS grants a warranty period of two years from the date of purchase for all its photographic lenses. This may be extended to three years after registering with ZEISS Online Registration. Although the ZEISS extended warranty is already available in numerous countries, claims under warranty may only be made in the country in which the product was purchased.